Acts 5:29

“Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then Peter, and the other Apostles answered, and saide, Wee ought to obey God rather then men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Peter and the apostles answered and said, We must obey God rather than men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Peter and the Apostles, answering, said, We have to do the orders of God, not of man.
- Basic English Bible

But Peter answering, and the apostles, said, God must be obeyed rather than men.
- Darby Bible

Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
- Webster's Bible

Peter and the other Apostles replied, "We must obey God rather than man.
- Weymouth Bible

But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men.
- World English Bible

And Petre answeride, and the apostlis, and seiden, It bihoueth to obeie to God, more than to men.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Peter and the apostles answering, said, `To obey God it behoveth, rather than men;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 5:29


5:29 Then Peter - In the name of all the apostles, said - He does not now give them the titles of honour, which he did before, #Ac 4:8|; but enters directly upon the subject, and justifies what he had done. This is, as it were, a continuation of that discourse, but with an increase of severity.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 5:29


Ac 5:29-32 Then Peter . . . answered. Peter's defense asserts (1) that God must be obeyed rather than earthly rulers; (2) God raised up Jesus whom they hanged on the cross; (3) exalted him to his right hand; (4) to be a Prince and Savior, to grant Israel the opportunity to repent, and to obtain forgiveness; (5) that they were witnesses of these facts, and so was the Holy Spirit.

Discussion for Acts 5:29

  • It should always be our desire and love for Jehovah God that we obey him even if human rulers prohibit what Jehovah God requires or require what God prohibits.
  • Charlene for verse 29
    What I think of it is irrelevant it s the authoritative Word of God If the laws of men and the law of God ever conflict we must obey God rather than men

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